August 2013 Movie Releases

2 Guns

2 Guns

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Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg lead an all-star cast in "2 Guns", an explosive action film that tracks two operatives from competing bureaus who are forced on the run together. But there ... more

Release date : August 2
Genre : Action, Thriller
Studio : Universal Pictures
Director : Baltasar Kormakur
Starring : Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, James Marsden
The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now

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"The Spectacular Now" is the story of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) - high school senior, effortless charmer, and self-proclaiemd 'life of the party' - and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with the 'nice ... more

Release date : August 2
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : A24
Director : James Ponsoldt
Starring : Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Drift

Drift

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Set in breathtaking locations and inspired by the true story of Australia's legendary surfwear moguls, the film chronicles the rise of the world's premiere action sport and the expansion of the laidback surf attitude as ... more

Release date : August 2
Genre : Drama
Studio : Wrekin Hill Entertainment
Director : Morgan O'Neill, Ben Nott
Starring : Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Myles Pollard, Lesley-Ann Brandt
Europa Report

Europa Report

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"Europa Report" follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa's icy ... more

Release date : August 2
Genre : Sci-Fi, Drama
Studio : Magnet Releasing
Director : Sebastian Cordero
Starring : Sharlto Copley, Anamaria Marinca, Daniel Wu, Michael Nyquist
The Canyons

The Canyons

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Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance. Manipulative ... more

Release date : August 2
Genre : Thriller, Drama
Studio : IFC Films
Director : Paul Schrader
Starring : Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk, Amanda Brooks
Sharknado

Sharknado

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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature's deadliest killer rules water, land, and air.

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Release date : August 2
Genre : Sci-Fi, Thriller
Studio : Regal Entertainment Group
Director : Anthony C. Ferrante
Starring : Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo, John Heard
We're the Millers

We're the Millers

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David Burke (Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids-after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile ... more

Release date : August 7
Genre : Comedy
Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
Director : Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring : Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

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Based on the publishing phenomenon, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" continues the young demigod's epic journey to fulfill his destiny. To save their world, Percy and his friends must find the fabled and magical Golden ... more

Release date : August 7
Genre : Adventure, Drama, Family
Studio : The 20th Century Fox
Director : Thor Freudenthal
Starring : Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Melina Kanakaredes
Elysium

Elysium

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In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Sci-Fi, Drama, Action
Studio : TriStar Pictures
Director : Neill Blomkamp
Starring : Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Diego Luna
Planes

Planes

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From high above the world of "Cars," flies "Planes," Disney's upcoming animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Animation, Family
Studio : Walt Disney Pictures
Director : Klay Hall
Starring : Dane Cook, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer, Stacy Keach
Lovelace

Lovelace

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In 1972-before the internet, before the porn explosion-Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Drama, Biography
Studio : Radius TWC
Director : Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Starring : Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley
Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche

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An odd couple of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin and his girlfriend's brother, Lance, dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Magnolia Pictures
Director : David Gordon Green
Starring : Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Al Pacino, Lynn Shelton
Ashley

Ashley

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A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Drama
Studio : Gravitas Ventures
Director : Dean Matthew Ronalds
Starring : Nicole Fox, Jennifer Taylor, Nicole Buehrer, Tom Malloy
Blood

Blood

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The Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham) are detectives who have lived under the shadow of their police chief father (Brian Cox) - a man known for doing whatever it takes to get a ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Thriller
Studio : Image Entertainment
Director : Nick Murphy
Starring : Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox, Stephen Graham
I Give It a Year

I Give It a Year

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Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat's a doer...but the spark between them is undeniable.

Their ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Romance, Comedy
Studio : Magnolia Pictures
Director : Dan Mazer
Starring : Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker
In a World...

In a World...

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"In a World..." takes a hilarious look at the cutthroat culture of movie trailer voice-over artists. Carol Solomon (Bell), a young female voice coach, joins the all-male race to land the white-hot new trailer of ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Roadside Attractions
Director : Lake Bell
Starring : Lake Bell, Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins
Chennai Express

Chennai Express

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"Chennai Express" is a story of Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) who embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu, only to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather to have his ... more

Release date : August 9
Genre : Romance, Action, Comedy
Studio : UTV Motion Pictures
Director : Rohit Shetty
Starring : Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sathyaraj, Manorama
Clear History

Clear History

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"Clear History", starring Larry David, is an HBO Films presentation, which also stars Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Philip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Amy Ryan, and J.B. Smoove. This comedy ... more

Release date : August 10
Genre : Comedy
Studio : HBO Films
Director : Greg Mottola
Starring : Larry David, Jon Hamm, Bill Hader, Danny McBride
Abandoned Mine

Abandoned Mine

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In "Abandoned Mine", five small-town school friends celebrate Halloween with an overnight adventure into the legendary "haunted" Jarvis Mine. Local legend tells of the angry spirits that have occupied the mine since a family was ... more

Release date : August 15
Genre : Thriller, Psychological
Studio : Gravitas Ventures
Director : Jeff Chamberlain
Starring : Alexa Vega, Reiley McClendon, Saige Thompson, Adam Hendershott
Paranoia

Paranoia

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In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a regular guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. But after one costlymistake, Adam's ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), forces ... more

Release date : August 16
Genre : Drama, Thriller
Studio : Relativity Media
Director : Robert Luketic
Starring : Liam Hemsworth, Amber Heard, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman
Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2

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Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010's irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass ... more

Release date : August 16
Genre : Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Studio : Universal Pictures
Director : Jeff Wadlow
Starring : Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Jim Carrey, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler

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"Lee Daniels' The Butler" tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the ... more

Release date : August 16
Genre : Drama
Studio : The Weinstein Company
Director : Lee Daniels
Starring : Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah Carey
Austenland

Austenland

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The film is based on a novel by Shannon Hale (who also co-wrote the screenplay with Hess) and is officially described on the author's site as follows:Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, ... more

Release date : August 16
Genre : Romance, Comedy
Studio : Sony Pictures Classics
Director : Jerusha Hess
Starring : Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge
Standing Up

Standing Up

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"Standing Up" tells the story of a boy and a girl, ages 11 and 12, who are ostracized by their peer groups at summer camp. The outsiders soon find themselves victims of a vicious prank, ... more

Release date : August 16
Genre : Drama, Family
Studio : ARC Entertainment
Director : D.J. Caruso
Starring : Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Val Kilmer, Radha Mitchell
Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

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Brought to life with exquisite detail and rich cinematography by Bradford Young (winner of the US Dramatic Cinematography Award at Sundance), the gritty landscape of 1970s Texas Hill Country is the backdrop for this mood-drenched ... more

Release date : August 16
Genre : Thriller, Drama
Studio : IFC Films
Director : David Lowery
Starring : Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Nate Parker
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster

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"Drew: The Man Behind the Poster" is a feature-length documentary highlighting the career of Artist and Illustrator Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars trilogies. ... more

Release date : August 16
Genre : Documentary
Studio : Kino Lorber
Director : Erik Sharkey
Starring : George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Drew Struzan, Harrison Ford
jOBS

jOBS

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"jOBS" details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000. "jOBS" plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is ... more

Release date : August 16
Genre : Drama
Studio : Open Road Films
Director : Joshua Michael Stern
Starring : Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder-much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre ... more

Release date : August 21
Genre : Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Studio : Screen Gems
Director : Harald Zwart
Starring : Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Durand, Robert Sheehan
Ghost Shark

Ghost Shark

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Last Fourth of July, teenager Christy Bruce disappeared from a high school beach party. Her severed arm washed ashore a day later. Drunken sea captain Blaise Shaw became a hero to the small seaside community ... more

Release date : August 22
Genre : Thriller
Studio : Syfy
Director : Griff Furst
Starring : Mackenzie Rosman, Richard Moll, Tim Taylor, Lucky Johnson
The World's End

The World's End

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In The World's End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Sci-Fi, Comedy
Studio : Focus Features
Director : Edgar Wright
Starring : Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman
The Grandmasters

The Grandmasters

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With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Action, Drama
Studio : The Weinstein Company
Director : Wong Kar Wai
Starring : Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Song Hye Kyo
Savannah

Savannah

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The true story of Ward Allen, a white aristocrat, and Christmas Moultrie, a freed slave, in the early 1900's. Ward Allen was a romantic naturalist in the vein of Thoreau, an aristocrat who turned his ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Drama
Studio : Ketchup Entertainment
Director : Annette Haywood-Carter
Starring : James Caviezel, Jaimie Alexander, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bradley Whitford
The Frozen Ground

The Frozen Ground

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"Frozen Ground" is based on the incredible true story that follows Alaskan State Trooper Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) as he sets out to end the murderous rampage of Robert Hansen (John Cusack), a serial killer ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Thriller
Studio : Grindstone Entertainment Group
Director : Scott Walker
Starring : Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, Radha Mitchell
You're Next

You're Next

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"You're Next" reinvents the genre by putting a fresh twist on home-invasion horror. When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Horror, Thriller
Studio : Lionsgate Films
Director : Adam Wingard
Starring : Sharni Vinson, Amy Seimetz, A. J. Bowen, Barbara Crampton
Scenic Route

Scenic Route

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Mitchell (Josh Duhamel) and Carter (Dan Fogler), life-long friends who have drifted apart, are on a road trip when their old pickup breaks down, leaving them stranded on an isolated desert road. Nobody can pick ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Drama
Studio : Vertical Entertainment
Director : Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz
Starring : Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Miracle Laurie, Christie Burson
Drinking Buddies

Drinking Buddies

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Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more. But Kate is with Chris (Ron Livingston), and ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Magnolia Pictures
Director : Joe Swanberg
Starring : Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, Jake Johnson
Short Term 12

Short Term 12

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"Short Term 12" is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge - ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Drama
Studio : Cinedigm Digital Cinema
Director : Destin Cretton
Starring : Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek
Therese

Therese

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Francois Mauriac's legendary 1927 novel of French provincial life has been gloriously brought to the screen by the inestimable Claude Miller in his final film. Sumptuously photographed to capture the full beauty of the pine-forested ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Drama
Studio : MPI Media Group
Director : Claude Miller
Starring : Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anais Demoustier, Catherine Arditi
The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

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No conventional sports documentary, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay ... more

Release date : August 23
Genre : Documentary
Studio : Kino Lorber
Director : Bill Siegel
Starring : Muhammad Ali
Grand Central

Grand Central

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A young man (Rahim) compulsively attracted to danger, who becomes a subcontractor at a French nuclear facility, where he is exposed to deadly radiation levels. He's transformed by his passionate and forbidden affair with a ... more

Release date : August 28
Genre : Drama
Studio : Les Films Velvet
Director : Rebecca Zlotowski
Starring : Tahar Rahim, Lea Seydoux, Denis Menochet, Olivier Gourmet
Closed Circuit

Closed Circuit

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From the producers of TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY comes the new international thriller CLOSED CIRCUIT. Following a mysterious explosion in a busy London market, the police swoop in, a suspect is detained, and the country ... more

Release date : August 28
Genre : Thriller
Studio : Focus Features
Director : John Crowley
Starring : Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Julia Stiles, Jim Broadbent
Getaway

Getaway

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Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is a burned out race car driver who is thrust into a do-or-die mission behind the wheel when his wife is kidnapped. With Brent's only ally being a young hacker (Selena ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Action, Crime
Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
Director : Courtney Solomon, Yaron Levy
Starring : Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Paul Freeman
The Lifeguard

The Lifeguard

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Leigh (Kristen Bell) is almost 30, and living a seemingly perfect life in New York. But when her career and love life both come crashing down, she flees to her suburban hometown and regresses right ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Drama
Studio : Focus World
Director : Liz W. Garcia
Starring : Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, David Lambert, Martin Starr
One Direction: This Is Us

One Direction: This Is Us

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"One Direction: This Is Us" is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Documentary, Music
Studio : TriStar Pictures
Director : Morgan Spurlock
Starring : Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles
Passion

Passion

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An erotic thriller in the tradition of "Dressed To Kill" and "Basic Instinct", Brian de Palma's PASSION tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Drama, Thriller
Studio : Entertainment One
Director : Brian De Palma
Starring : Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson
Empire State

Empire State

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After failing to get into the police academy, Chris Potamitis (Liam Hemsworth), settles for a security guard job with the EMPIRE STATE Armored Truck Company. Chris makes the mistake of mentioning the company's lax security ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Drama, Crime
Studio : The Film Arcade
Director : Dito Montiel
Starring : Liam Hemsworth, The Rock, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano
Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

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"Afternoon Delight" is the story of Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who becomes obsessed with saving a stripper named McKenna. Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : The Film Arcade
Director : Jill Soloway
Starring : Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch
Our Nixon

Our Nixon

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Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Documentary
Studio : Cinedigm Entertainment Group
Director : Penny Lane
Starring : Richard M. Nixon, Henry Kissinger, H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman
Approaching Midnight

Approaching Midnight

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"Approaching Midnight" is a gripping action-crime-drama that follows young Army staff sergeant Wesley Kent's return to his small town after being wounded in the war in Afghanistan. Coping with burying his best friend from the ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Drama
Studio : Monterey Media
Director : Sam Logan Khaleghi
Starring : Sam Logan Khaleghi, Jana Kramer, Mia Serafino, Dean Teaster
Instructions Not Included

Instructions Not Included

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Valentin (Eugenio Derbez) is Acapulco's resident playboy-until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Valentin leaves Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby's mother, but only ... more

Release date : August 30
Genre : Drama, Comedy
Studio : Lionsgate Films
Director : Eugenio Derbez
Starring : Eugenio Derbez, Loreto Peralta, Jessica Lindsey, Daniel Raymont

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